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Housing affordability index for Districts in Perak

Mohamed Osman, Mariana and Abdullah, Muhammad Faris and Muhamad Yusop, Siti Wahidah and Shuid, Syafiee (2016) Housing affordability index for Districts in Perak. In: International Conference on Architecture & Built Environment (ICABE 2016), 5th-6th October 2016, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Housing Affordability is one of the major concerns for the State Government of Perak. Affordable housing is important as it has become an absolute necessity of residents especially for B40 income households’ population in Perak. In Perak, the soaring house prices have made it almost impossible for the middle income group to afford a home. The drastic changes in housing prices have affected the affordability levels in Perak. This study compares household in come against housing prices in each district in Perak. The data were collected from secondary sources and content analysis were undertaken to identify housing affordability in Perak. Housing Affordability Index was subsequently generated. Based on the Index, it is found that housing affordability for each district in Perak at severely unaffordable level. The findings of this study can be used to aid the state government in their endeavours to provide quality affordable housing for Perakian.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 3833/53221
Uncontrolled Keywords: affordability, income level, Perakian
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying > NA9053.R4 City planning
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Mariana Mohamed Osman
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2016 11:29
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2021 00:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53221

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